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Windows 7: WARNING about Foxit reader 4 !

30 Jun 2010   #11

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)

hi !

added info in my first post: Foxitsoftware falsely claiming to be "a Microsoft Certified Partner" !

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30 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, I never used FoxIT Software because I believe they were a Partner, or anything else.

I use their product because it's small, and ultra fast. Even with the ask garbage, it seriously outperforms I think I will just continue to use it. Amidst the panic here, I think it's unfounded as I have used FoxIT for a number of years without incident.

Perhaps they were Certified once and now are not. It's possible they missed it on their website.
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30 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
edit: over at Windows Help Forum - Powered by vBulletin we have a thread about Foxit 3.3:
Foxit 3.3 comes with security problems !

in that thread it was mentioned that they said they were: "a Microsoft Certified Partner".
after doing some investigation, and with some help from Corrine, i found out that it was a false claim.

they were NOT a "Microsoft Certified Partner" !

Microsoft was going to have their "legal department" to take a look on it.
Whether it goes to Microsoft Legal or to the group that managers the Partner program, I don't know. I sent the information to my MVP Lead to be passed along appropriately. Foxit is a Microsoft Partner, but not a Microsoft Certified Partner.
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02 Jul 2010   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Even if you untick the ask toolbar and search options, you must click the decline button to continue the foxit install without the ask search bar.

I use Sumatra PDF myself. A Guy
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02 Jul 2010   #15

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

I have what is apparently a previous version.....Foxit For what little I have used it, it has worked fine. I did not bother to update, and maybe I won't.
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02 Jul 2010   #16

Arch Linux 64-bit

I haven't updated either. As far as I can see, there are no security updates (please let me know if there were) so I have no reason to update.
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02 Jul 2010   #17
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I haven't updated either. As far as I can see, there are no security updates (please let me know if there were) so I have no reason to update.
Here is a link to Ver 4 with the security updates. I have Ver 3.3 and it included some of these features. I believe this is the same problem Adobe just fixed also.

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader 4.0 for Windows

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02 Jul 2010   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Here is how simple it is. Foxit Reader is using a trash way to do business, (free or not). To those that own Ask search engine, I and I bet many others will never use your search engine just because of these kinds of tricks and and sneaky things.
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02 Jul 2010   #19
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

if you're already a foxit user, and wish to upgrade, you can do so 'safely' via the help menu.

i've just tried it and it took a few seconds with no prompts, and no crapware installed.
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03 Jul 2010   #20
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

changes your default search provider to Ask and makes your home page.
Curious about something, what if one has a Group Policy in place that doesn't allow changing home page or search provider, is that by-passed by this? Maybe the policy is only valid through IE options, don't know for sure but I want to think that it wouldn't change with the policy in place
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